Thursday, December 8, 2011


Here's a great roll recipe I found in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks. So thanks to Kelley Kirby of Westville, Nova Scotia for these yummy rolls! I even decided to make them for Thanksgiving this year! I usually just do Rhodes rolls because up until this recipe I hadn't found a recipe that I thought tasted better than Rhodes. That may have changed now though because these were super light and fluffy, PLUS now I get to brag about making homemade rolls and maybe someone will bring me a gold star or something! :)

The actual making of the rolls didn't take much time at all but since it's yeast it takes all day. Do a step and let it rise. Do another step and let it know the drill! I just always forget to plan it into my day and then I start to make dinner and realize I should have started the rolls 3 hours ago! Luckily I did remember to plan it into Thanksgiving so we had fresh from the oven crescents! Give it a try and earn your gold star too!

1 T. active dry yeast
1 tsp. plus 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
1/2 cup butter, softened (I'm pretty sure I completely melted mine and it turned out fine)
1/2 cup warm 2 % milk (110 to 115 degrees)
1 egg
3/4 tsp. salt
4 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp. sugar in warm water. Add the butter, milk, egg, salt, remaining sugar and 2 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12 in. circle; cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place point side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form crescents.

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.

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